Who in Hell Are You? ~ Reflections from Acts

Aahh…the sons of Sceva…a perfect, cautionary tale about engaging the enemy. If you don’t know your identity in Christ, don’t even try it…⠀

“And God was doing extraordinary miracles by the hands of Paul, so that even handkerchiefs or aprons that had touched his skin were carried away to the sick, and their diseases left them and the evil spirits came out of them. Then some of the itinerant Jewish exorcists undertook to invoke the name of the Lord Jesus over those who had evil spirits, saying, “I adjure you by the Jesus whom Paul proclaims.” Seven sons of a Jewish high priest named Sceva were doing this. But the evil spirit answered them, “Jesus I know, and Paul I recognize, but who are you?” And the man in whom was the evil spirit leaped on them, mastered all of them and overpowered them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded.”

Acts 19:11-16

If you are firm in your identity in Christ, trust me, hell KNOWS your name. Demons are as terrified of Jesus as they should be. After all, He made a public spectacle of them after the Cross. (Colossians 2:15)⠀

The devil does not want you to know who you are in Christ because if you do, it is curtains for him and his wicked schemes in your sphere of influence. Stand firm in your righteous identity and destroy the works of darkness.⠀

Paul was known in hell, not just because of his understanding of his identity in Christ but also his intimacy with God. Power flows through intimacy. Power is readily available to us but must be worked like a muscle or it will atrophy. The closer you draw to God, the greater understanding you will have of His heart and His ways. This creates unshakeable confidence in Him and allows you to be a conduit of His power in your life. ⠀

Today, I’m asking you, “Who in hell are you?” We’d love to hear your testimony of overcoming evil with good and how the power of God has been made known through you. If not, we’d love to pray for you to receive this. Let us know in the comments below…👇🏼⠀

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